My Work

Category: Ceramics
Published on Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:37
Written by Super User
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In the last fifteen years I have been working on the open fire technique. I bisque fire to 980°-1100° once or twice and then, when the temperature of the kiln drops to 500°-600° I carry the work outside in the open air where I have already prepared a kiln and do a final firing using small bits of wood and sawdust. Finally while still warm I fill the pores and surface with beeswax giving them a final smooth texture. Although the open fire (raku) is an exciting process, I also love to make pottery in low (earthenware) and high (stoneware) temperatures.